When Someone Dies
Everything You Need to Know
When someone dies, you will need to register the death. After the death has been registered, you will be given/sent all the necessary paperwork required to arrange the funeral. If you are unsure about the procedure of registering a death in the UK, please call us and we can talk you through all the steps.
In the event someone is to die at home, a nursing home or a hospice, the first contact should be with the deceased’s doctor who, if fully satisfied with the cause of death, will issue the Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death.
There can be cases where you may be asked to collect the certificate from the surgery.
In the case of a nursing home or hospice death, their staff should liaise with the doctor. If the funeral service is followed by a cremation, please advise the nursing home or general practitioner’s surgery staff so they can make arrangements for the Medical Certificates for Cremation Forms to be completed.
When someone dies overseas, the stress of bereavement can be made worse by having to deal with an unfamiliar system far from home, it can be a confusing and complicated situation.
However, one of our expert funeral arrangers can help explain everything you need to know about a body repatriation, and how everything works. This can be both to and from the UK. To find out more